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A NOTABLE CENTENARY INVENTION OF BRAILLE GREATEST BOON OF THE BLIND [Newspaper Article] — Geraldton Guardian and Express — 14 January 1929
A NOTABLE CENTENARY — — — ^F— '-- INVENTION OF BRAILLE GREATEST BOON OF THE BLIND Next year will be noteworthy to many throughout the world as the centenary of the invention of 'Braille,' the em bossed type read by the blind. In the year 1440, Gutenberg perfected the art of printing, but the condition of the blind was one of a stationary oblivion for over three- and a half centuries from that date until a blind musician of. Pane, one Louis Braille, gave to the sightless thc means of writing and printing the symbols pt music, litera ture, and numerals in raised dots, eas ily decipherable by touch. This year the blind will celebrate the first centenary of their enfranchisement into the same kingdom of enlightenment and culture as that into which their brethren with eyesight entered nearly 400 years earlier. Printing was the sun of thc Renaissance, illuminating the path of progress, and flooding witn light unknown regions of matter and thought; similarly thc invention of Braille type h...
SHEFFIELD SHIELD S.A. v. N.S.W. TWO CENTURES. Adelaide, January 13. [Newspaper Article] — Geraldton Guardian and Express — 14 January 1929
SHEFFIELD SHIELD S.A, v, NSW. TWO CENTU2ES. Adelaide, January 13. Thc tjhcflicld Shield matca between South Australia and New fcjouth Wales was begun on the Adelaide Oval on Fri day, and was continued yesterday, fcaeh side is fighting for thc right to meet Victoria t.o wrest the Shield from that State. Scores: — - NEW SOUTH WALES. First Innings. Bradman, c Grimmett, b Wall .... 5 Jackson, b Grimmett ? 162 Andrews, b Wall ? 32 Bippax, Lb.w., b McKay ? 107 Seddon, c Alexander ,b Carlton ? 8 Fairfax, c Hone, b Grimmett .... 36 C Andrews, Lb.w. b Grimmett ... 1 Oldfield, c Pellew, b Carlton ...... 2c Cooper, b Carlton ? 'J Nicholls, b Carlton ? 5 Moris, not out ? 2 Sundries ? - ? 9 Total 402 Bowling: Carlton, 4 for 95; Grim mett, 3 for 128; Wall, 2 for 78; McKay; 1 for 20; Williams, nil for 43. SOUTH AUSTRALIA. - First Innings. . . Richardson, c Kippax, b Nichoils 2r Harris, Lb.w., b Nicholls ? ? 22 Pellew, c Qldfield, b Klcholls ? 0 Alexander, c Andrews, b Fairfax . IS Hack, run out ? ...
THE SEAMEN'S UNION ATTITUDE OF BRANCH. Perth. January 11. [Newspaper Article] — Geraldton Guardian and Express — 14 January 1929
THE SEAMEN'S ONION ^, ATTITUDE OF FREMAHZEE :^-?£ BRANCH. ' :':^'f^l Perth. Jannarr l£fl The West Australian branch «C-^tKc£-j^s Seamen's Union held a meeting -air^H^^^fe mantle yesterday afternoon and passikt^^S the following resolution;— :'-.:'i;?j^^ 'We refiL-e to accept the ! sajiptiliR^iqp moiit of Mr. J. Byrnes as bur *^»iesaia^Si^ live, uucausc sucu a])pointment is a?v»of*i?^ lation of the mlcs ol: the unioB. ^»S we have no confidence in Mr. ByriiMBS^teSL^S our representative. Further, ine'^aai^SS the right to have a voice as tOxwi&^^^S. competent to represent1 our aBftps^K?!^ and we instruct Mr. Hougntoii, jiw* Jecllf '&l rotary to continue Iiis duGcs suBA-i^aff^SM out .our previous resolution In'fcSsiwSlkg of State and Federal regisliatiim£'2?tJPp ? ? ? -^:.^sf» ? ? ? ? ?-=??? ^zysgaMm
SWIMMING N.S.W. 440 YARDS CHAMPIONSHIP VICTORY FOB NOEL RYAN. Sydney, January 13. [Newspaper Article] — Geraldton Guardian and Express — 14 January 1929
SWIMMING N.S.W. 440 YARDS CHAM PIONSHIP VICTORY FOR NOEL RYAN. Svdnev. Januarv 13. Arne Borg had little difficulty in fin ishing first in thc race for thc 440 yards State championship at the Domain Baths yesterday during the first of the carnivals conducted by the New South Wales Amateur Swimming Association. Thc association does not throw its 'championships open to competitors from ouasidc the State, so Noel Eyan, a young Manly swimmer, who finished .ccond to the Swedish and Olympic champion, gained thc title. Borg went all the way. He seemed to skim along thc top of the water. His tactics were to press from the pis tol. He made excellent time for the first half of thc journey, and he was not extended from then onwards; other wise his time might have broken five minutes.
THE PLAY [Newspaper Article] — Geraldton Guardian and Express — 14 January 1929
THE PLAY Evensen won the toss and sent May and Angel to face the bowling of Knight and Farrel. Both batsmen started very cautiously, the first three overs only producing seven runs, four of which were byes. May obtained the first four with a nice drive past mid on at the expense of Knight. Hunger ford relieved Knight and Ramsden took the ball from Farrell. The scoring quickened and another change was tried, Farrell bowling into the wind, vice Hungerford. The scoring imme diately slackened and with the total at 41 May gave a hard chance to Knight, which the fieldsman could not quite get hold of. Fourteen overs had been bowlert fpr the 41 runs recorded. Bolton went on with the wind instead j of Ramsden and May promptly helped j himself to six, followed by a four in the same over. At (50, Knight resumed at the railway end. Angel narrowly. escaped being run out soon artcr, tne ; ball rising and jumping over the wic ket. With tire store shoot showing 72, a separation was effected, May sn...
GERALDTON'S NEW COURSE BUSY BEE AT WORK [Newspaper Article] — Geraldton Guardian and Express — 14 January 1929
GERALDTON'S NEW COURSE BUSY BEE AT WORK The Esplanade Jetty presented a busy scene on Sunday mornings The usual points races were postponed and the members of the swimming club spent part of their time in the water and part in constructing their new course for the Geraldton Week fes tivities. The secretary of the club, Mr. -Ted Clifton, 'reported that the Geraldton Week committee had voted them £7 towards the cost of the new course. Five trestles are being erected and a windmill tower' has been placed in the water for the enjoyment of swim mers. The course will probably be com pleted next Sunday.
THE MIDLAND DISTRICTS DEMAND FOR NATURAL OUTLET THE JURIEN BAY PROPOSAL. [Newspaper Article] — Geraldton Guardian and Express — 14 January 1929
THE MIDLAND DISTRICTS DEMAND FOR NATURAL OUTLET THE JTJRIEN BAY PROPOSAL. Mr. A. E. Green, M.H.R., has receiv ed a letter from the Prime Minister's Department, wherein it is pointed out that Jurien Bay was not suitably situ ated for defence purposes from a rail way standpoint, and that therefore the Commonwealth Government could not accede to the request to support the movement for the construction of a railway from Jurien Bay eastward. To some it came as a surprise, says thc Moora Herald,' that the Common wealth Government were approached to support the construction of this line 'from a defence point of view.' It is within our knowledge that they were to be asked to give it their support, in view of the fact that Mr. Brace had distinctly and emphatically stated at Albany that the question of creating natural ports for the carriage of pro duce was too big a question for States to undertake. With this support for a natural port at Jurien Bay the mem bers of the Railway League, would ...
EXTRAORDINARY ACCIDENT LOG FALLS FROM PASSING TRAIN WAITING PASSENGERS INJURED, Perth, January 14. [Newspaper Article] — Geraldton Guardian and Express — 14 January 1929
EXTRAORDINARY ACCIDENT LOG FALLS FROM PASSING TRAIN WAITING PASSENGERS INJURED , Perth, January 14. In extraordinary circumstances, three men andia woman vrerc injured =.t Claremout railway station, at 10.33 p.m. on Saturday. The platforms were crowded with peo ple on their way home, after attending the Suecdtvav, when a goods train. bound from Midland Junction to Fre manjle, steamed into the station. As .he train wa.-' passing through, a heavy log, six feet long, became dislodged from a truck loaded with timber, and it rolled on to the platform. ? The injured men, all Fremantlc resi dent:, were: Thomas Evans, injured hip; Leonard De Longvillc,- broken -use:; Robert Wofds. broken leg. The ?vaacn, whose name could not foe; ascertained, was hurried away in a pri _rstc .mt/toi^tar, i,.Tiic nature of hci injuries is --aikaown.
SHARK ATTACKS BOY FRIGHTFUL INJURIES VICTIM DIES IN HOSPITAL Sydney, January 13. [Newspaper Article] — Geraldton Guardian and Express — 14 January 1929
SHARK ATTACKS BOY FRIGHTFOL INJURIES victim diesTn hospital Sydney, Januarv 13. After an amazing display of forti tude and courage, Colin Stewart (14), who was attacked by a ten-foot shark in the surf at Bondi Beach late yester day afternoon, died in .hospital this morning. He was a fine type of lau, exceeoinalv tall for Ms asre. He received terrible injuries. Tflt. shark apparently made two attacks upon him and tore away, a great portion of his back and. a large piece of fle.su from his right thigh and leg. Although terribly mutilated, Stewart while 'being assisted out of the water, was able tor tell his rescuers his name and address. It was thought at first, that such a wonderful courage would have enabled the lad to pull through. Some time af ter admission to the hof-pital he became semi-conscious and remained like that until he died, thirteen hours after iic had been attacked by the shark. The attack bv the monster was re markable for its suddenness. So far as can be learned non...
CRICKET GERALDTON V NORTH MIDLANDS EXCITING GAME AT MINGENEW [Newspaper Article] — Geraldton Guardian and Express — 14 January 1929
CRICKET GERALDTON V NORTH MIDLANDS EXCITING GAME AT MINGENEW ! A team representing the Gcraldton Association motored to Mingenew on Saturday evening to pay a team rep- ' resenting the North Midlands' Assoeia- j tion. On arrival they were welcomed j at a little social gathering at the Com- j mercial Hotel, where the President of '? * t .? _ \r ? ii. ?» ??? it _ ti a .- *-«_- i ine i\orcn jvuaianas Association (Air. T. Bridge) and the secretary (Mr. Iron sides) expressed their pleasure that Geraldton had been able to send a te&m. Mr. W. Hollings (President of the Geraldton Association) responded, and invited the North Midlands As sociation to send a team to participate in Geraldton Cricket Week. In tho evening there was an . cnjovable dance at the hall. Despite the great heat on Sunday the temperature being about 112, the match attracted a large number of spectators, many motor cars being parked in the ground. Play was interesting through out, and the home team won by a narrow...
BACK TO THE LAND VICTORIA'S IRRIGABLE FARMS OVER 4600 ACRES SETTLED LAST YEAR. [Newspaper Article] — Geraldton Guardian and Express — 14 January 1929
BACK TO THE LAND VICTORIA'S IRRIGABLE FARMS OVER 4500 ACRES SETTLED LAST TEAR. Victoria's back to the land move ment has been stimulated by the suc cess of its great irrigation schemes. In the past decade the increase in po pulation in the areas served by these systems has been most marked. During last year the Water Commis sion has continued its policy of making available a sufficient number of hold ings to meet the requirements of ap plicants desiring to obtain irrigable farms under the provisions of the Closer Settlement acts. In this res pect it is interesting to note that al though the post-war demand by dis charged soldiers for farm lands was practically satisfied, some three or. four years ago, a very satisfactory number of applications from qualified persons, is still being maintained. A total of 241 applications was approved by the commission last year, for an aggregate area of 4510 acres, compar ed with 239 approved during the pre eeding year. Of these applications, 55 (mo...
CRICKET GERALDTON ASSOCIATION MATCHES [Newspaper Article] — Geraldton Guardian and Express — 14 January 1929
CRICKET GERALDTON ASSOCIATION MATCHES Following are the progress scores of thc first games in the final round for the Geraldton Premiership: — MERCANTILES v. COSMOPOLITANS COSMOPOLITANS First Innings. Taylor, run out ? ;; Smith, c Evensen, b Wilkinson „ 6o TunstUl, run out ? 2 Cross, Lb.w., b P. Evensen ? o Sterrett, c and b P. Evensen ? 3G Thrum, b Evensen ... ? »..,.»».. 4 Christie, Lb.w., b Evensen ? 4 Logan, stpd. b Wilkinson ? 16 McKay, not out ? 2 Jeffery, not out ? 1 Sundries ? 2 ' v Total, for 8 wkts, 141 AUSTBAIiS v. GERAIjDTON AUSTEALS. First Innings. J. Groessler, c Criddle, b Angel .. 10 May, Lb.w., b M. Dunn ? 3» R. Hall; b Angel ? » Snell, c Angel, b Criddle ? 15 Bearde, Lb.w., b Criddle ? 10 Harris, b;. Dunn ? 17 Groessler, c and b Angel ? 10. Hollings, Lb.w., b Dunn ? 0 Stenhouse, b Dnnn ? --? Smith, c Criddle, b Dunn ........ O PefEick, not out ? ..'..- D -\ . Sundries ? 24 138 Bowling: — M. Dunn, 5 for 16; T. Angel, 3 for 34; A. Criddle, 2 for 42j A. Patience, 0 fo...
NOTES AND COMMENTS [Newspaper Article] — Geraldton Guardian and Express — 14 January 1929
NOTES AND COMMENTS (By ?Oiynx.*') The final round in the competition for the -Geraldton Association Premiership was commenced on Saturday last, at the Recreation Reserve. Both matches were behind the time stipulated for commencing, and owing to. a combined elusions with a team representing the North Midland districts, it was arrang ed to draw stamps at five o'clock, con sequently, with the intervals for after noon tea, less than tw.o hours were' left for batting. Both teams, however, put up good scores in the. short time available — Australs 138, all out, and Cosmopoli tans 141 for the loss of eight wickets. Cosmopolitans on No. 1 wicket, opened with Taylor and Smith to the bowling of 'A. Stirling and 'P.' Evensen. Both batsmen opened their accounts with singles in the first over,* Taylor in particular playing -with great confi dence, but with only five to his credit he was run out. It was a wicket thrown away,' and a valuable one. Hi* partner had not left his crease, and both men w...
TRAFFIC PROSECUTIONS INTERESTING CASE TO CAR DRIVERS EXCESSIVE SPEED [Newspaper Article] — Geraldton Guardian and Express — 14 January 1929
TRAFFIC PROSECUTIONS INTERESTING CASE TO CAR j DRIVERS EXCESSIVE S?EED A charge of driving a passenger vehicle on December 26th without hav ing a license, was admitted by Frank Smith, in the Police Court, this morn ing before Messrs G. Lester, and J. B. Bymer/ J 's.P. Traffic Inspector Smythe said defen dant had driven a motor rank car, G.N. 142, belonging to Mr. Hanlon. As he was not a licensed passenger vehicle driver he had infringed the traffic re gulation. Defendant stated he was ignorant of the regulation. He thought that as he had a motor driver's license he was entitled to drive any. car. He had hired the car and was not plying for hire himself. In view of this aspect of thc case the Bench fined the defendant 5/- with 3/- costs. Edward Colin Constantine pleaded guilty to a charge of exceeding the speed limit on January 7. Traffic Inspector Smythe said he saw defendant's car about 11.20 p.m. driving along Marine Terrace and on towards the hospital. Witness followed and though...